|Hockey Hall of Fame, 1963|
Bouse Hutton, pictured early in his career
October 24, 1877|
Ottawa, ON, CAN
|Died||October 27, 1962(aged 85)|
|Played for||Ottawa Hockey Club|
John Bower "Bouse" Hutton (October 24, 1877 – October 27, 1962) was a Canadian ice hockey goaltender who played for the Ottawa Hockey Club. Hutton also played lacrosse as a goaltender for the Ottawa Capitals, and Canadian football as a fullback for the Ottawa Rough Riders. Playing at the highest level of competition in each sport, Hutton won championships with all three teams.
Hutton began his ice hockey career with the Ottawa Hockey Club of the Canadian Amateur Hockey League (CAHL) in the 1899 season with two appearances. The 1900 season was Hutton's first full season with Ottawa. Hutton finished the season with a 2.70 goals-against average, in a time when double-digit scores were very common. In the 1901 season, Hutton played all eight games, and continued to have a low goals-against average, of 2.50. In the 1902 season, Hutton recorded two shutouts, and finished with a 1.70 goals-against average.
In the 1903 season, his average increased to 3.80; however, in the CAHL playoffs, Hutton posted a 1–0–1 record, with one shutout and a 0.50 goals-average, while in the Stanley Cup finals, Hutton posted a 2–0 record, with a 2.00 goals-against average as Ottawa won the Stanley Cup. After the Stanley Cup win, the Ottawa Hockey Club was renamed the Silver Seven, after the silver coins given to the players after their Stanley Cup victory. In the 194 season, Hutton won all of Ottawa's four games, but the team withdrew from the CAHL mid-season before completing its eight-game schedule. Hutton appeared in Stanley Cup challenges only, posting a 6–1–1 record, with one shutout and a 2.90 goals-against average. At the end of the CAHL season, the Stanley Cup trustees ruled that Ottawa would retain the Cup. After the conclusion of the 1904 season, Hutton temporarily retired from ice hockey. He was replacement in the Silver Seven's nets was Dave Finnie. Hutton returned for one more season with Ottawa Senators of the Federal Amateur Hockey League (FAHL) in 1909; he appeared in five games.
During his ice hockey career, Hutton won the first Minto Cup, then awarded to Canada's top senior men's lacrosse team, in 1901 with the Ottawa Capitals. In the fall of 1902, Hutton won the Canadian football championship with Ottawa Rough Riders. After his retirement from ice hockey, Hutton won another Minto Cup with the Capitals in 1904. The team toured England after the win, and 23 out of 24 games.
|1899||Ottawa Hockey Club||CAHL||2||—||—||—||0||5.50|
|1900||Ottawa Hockey Club||CAHL||7||4||3||0||0||2.70|
|1901||Ottawa Hockey Club||CAHL||8||7||0||1||0||2.50|
|1902||Ottawa Hockey Club||CAHL||8||5||3||0||2||1.70|
|1903||Ottawa Silver Seven||CAHL||8||6||2||0||0||3.80|
|1904||Ottawa Silver Seven||CAHL||4||4||0||0||0||3.82|
|1903||Ottawa Silver Seven||CAHL||2||1||0||1||1||0.50|
|1903||Ottawa Silver Seven||St-Cup||2||1||0||1||1||0.50|
|1904||Ottawa Silver Seven||St-Cup||8||6||1||1||1||2.90|
- Hockey Hall of Fame (2003). Honoured Members: Hockey Hall of Fame. Bolton, Ontario: Fenn Publishing. ISBN 1-55168-239-7.
- Kevin Allen; Bob Duff (2002). Without Fear: Hockey's 50 greatest goaltenders. Chicago: Triumph Books. p. 112. ISBN 1-57243-484-8.
- Kevin Allen; Bob Duff (2002). Without Fear: Hockey's 50 greatest goaltenders. Chicago: Triumph Books. p. 113. ISBN 1-57243-484-8.
- Hockey Hall of Fame 2003, p. 56.
- "Bouse Hutton—Career statistics". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2008-07-27.
- Kevin Allen; Bob Duff (2002). Without Fear: Hockey's 50 greatest goaltenders. Chicago: Triumph Books. p. 111. ISBN 1-57243-484-8.
- "Bouse Hutton—Biography". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2008-07-27.